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Bow Tie

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by Terry Costales internal link

Bryan wore a bow tie made from leftover Christmas ribbon. He sat at a table at Melinda's home in Brentwood, California and waited for the Thanksgiving meal to be served.

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Dead On Shore

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by Bryan Costales external link

A bird had expired in the shore of Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing, California.

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From Above

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by Bryan Costales external link

Pier 1 viewed from above. This photograph was taken from the back of the Hyatt Regency hotel.

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Toothpick

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by Bryan Costales external link

An Orangutan, at the San Francisco Zoo, having just eaten an orange, used a stick as a toothpick for clean teeth.

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The Thinker

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by Bryan Costales external link

Back in 1974, a gorilla sat in an enclosure at San Francisco Zoo. That gorilla appeared to be lost in thought.

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Bryan And Terry Flanked

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by Bryan Costales external link

Bryan And Terry posed flanked by Terry's parents, Gloria and Stan.

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Rigged Horse

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by Terry Costales internal link

A horse was rigged with the accouterments of drayage. The horse appeared weary of such work, perhaps having done so over many years.

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Smile

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by Bryan Costales external link

Denver posed and smiled inside a clown's smile at the Enchanted Forest, a theme park, in Turner, Oregon.

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Painting

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by Bryan Costales external link

Denver posed by peeking through a painting. The effect was to make her appear to be a short person, wearing suspenders, and waving at the camera.

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Card Holder

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by Bryan Costales external link

A mechanical card holder was built from a wood cut puzzle. It sat on a shelf in front of fake emu feet and waited to be opened.

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Brachiosaurus

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by Bryan Costales external link

A Brachiosaurus was built from a wood cut puzzle. It rested on a short bookcase and waited for a plant or flower to eat.

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Old Macbook Pro Keyboard

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by Bryan Costales external link

The PC-style keyboard built into the body of an old Macbook Pro. Notice that the space-bar has a worn spot.

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Second Gingerbread House

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by Bryan Costales external link

This was the second of two gingerbread houses built for Christmas. It too was too fragile to pack away for next Christmas, so became a leftover decoration.

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A Box Of Cups

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by Bryan Costales external link

In advance of Christmas, one third of the household cups were set aside in a cardboard box to make room for the Christmas cups that would be unpacked along with the lights, tree, and ornaments. After Christmas, after receiving cups as gifts, the cabinet was too full to accept this pre-season overflow.

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Leftover Ribbon

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by Bryan Costales external link

A ziplock bag was filled with string and ribbon leftover from unwrapped Christmas Gifts. These dregs may find use over the year as birthday presents will need to be wrapped.

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Basketball

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by Bryan Costales external link

Two kids played basket ball at the end of an Alley in the North Beach Neighborhood of San Francisco.

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Apple Mac Keyboard

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by Bryan Costales external link

An Apple Mac keyboard with the classic PC arrangement of keys. The caplock key and the control key were reversed, and the escape key was not a standard key size. This keyboard was unused, but could be plugged into a Mac Mini, an iMac, or a Mac Pro.

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A Spare Sun Keyboard

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by Bryan Costales external link

A spare Sun Microsystems keyboard stood on end beside a closet door and waited to become needed.

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Gingerbread House

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by Bryan Costales external link

This was one of two gingerbread houses built for Christmas. It was too fragile to pack away for next Christmas, so became a leftover decoration.

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In A Window

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by Bryan Costales external link

A young boy inside a parked car gazed out at the passing tourists and their fancy cameras.

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How Weird Magic Button

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by Bryan Costales external link

The magic button, for the 2017 How Weird Street Faire in San Francisco, was an actual campaign button.

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On A Bird

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by Bryan Costales external link

A girl dressed in pink climbed on a green carved statue of a parrot.

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A Sun Keyboard

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by Bryan Costales external link

A Sun Microsystems keyboard was in use as the keyboard for a 2012 Mac Pro. An identical Sun Microsystems keyboard (not shown) was in use as the keyboard for a Sun Microsystems Ultra 2500 computer. Notice that the Control and Caplocks keys were in the correct positions, and the escape key was a regular key size.

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Bright Yellow

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by Bryan Costales external link

A bright yellow tent peg was used to mark water access. This helped prevent tree pruners and playing children from breaking that water access.

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Upside Down

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by Bryan Costales external link

A cup was placed upside down on one of the cabinet shelves in the kitchen. Had it been right-side-up, it would have read, "Rawr! Means I Love You in dinosaur."

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